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Confronting the epidemy that is diabetes

Learn more about DEXLIFE in the Euronews science program Futuris

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At present it is estimated that 330 million people worldwide live with type 2 diabetes and that the number will double over the next 20 years. The costs of type 2 diabetes are already huge, approaching 10% of all health costs.

Many people destined to develop type 2 diabetes spend many years in a state of pre-diabetes with abnormal blood sugar levels before they eventually develop the disease. The earlier pre-diabetes can be accurately diagnosed, the lower the resulting economic impact of diabetes.

With the support from the European Commission, DEXLIFE has been set up to investigate and prevent the progression from pre-diabetes to type 2 diabetes.

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The full project title

Project Full Title: Mechanisms of prevention of type 2 diabetes by lifestyle intervention in subjects with pre-diabetes or at high risk for progression.